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Dodgy Buildings Claim Lives in Egypt

Boys walk past the site of a collapsed apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt, in this picture taken through a car window, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Rescue efforts continue after the collapse of a dilapidated building in Central Alexandria, Egypt, killing 6 people on Wednesday. Alexandria Governor said the building was earmarked for demolition. Central Alexandria and Cairo, is home to most of these dilapidated buildings, which dates back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Several buildings have collapsed in recent years in Egypt, claiming many victims, due to the dilapidation of buildings and non-compliance with legislation in terms of urban planning.


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